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Richard Biddle (March 25, 1796 – July 7, 1847), American author and politician, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Richard Biddle received a classical education and was admitted to the bar, practicing law in Pittsburgh. He went to England in 1827, and remained three years, publishing while there a critical Review of Captain Basil Hall's Travels in North America. He also published A Memoir of Sebastian Cabot, with a Review of the History of Maritime Discovery (London, 1831).

Biddle was twice elected to Congress, as an Anti-Masonic, serving from September 4, 1837, until his resignation in 1840.

Richard Biddle was the brother of American financier Nicholas Biddle, nephew of Congressman Edward Biddle and uncle of Congressman Charles John Biddle.


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Preceded by
Harmar Denny
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry Marie Brackenridge


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